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Joseph Espinosa

Assistant BIM Department Manager, San Diego

My favorite part of this profession is watching our projects come to life. It never gets old looking around at my city, my community knowing I had a hand in its ever-changing skyline.”

Joseph’s been on the path to structural engineering ever since his uncle told him to take a CAD class in high school. His uncle helped him get a job where he continued to practice his drawing and drafting skills. At DCI, he’s known as a perfectionist who strives to have zero mistakes in his drawings. He passes on his precise work ethic and attention to detail to the junior BIM designers he trains. His work also includes drafting for new projects and helping his team members get to a place where they can manage a project on their own. Joseph’s worked on all sorts of projects since joining DCI, including concrete podiums, mass timber builds, and steel developments, but spends most of his time on concrete tower projects. Some of his work highlights include 520 W. Ash in San Diego, a 24-story residential high-rise, and 15th & Island, a seismic retrofit for a single-story wood-framed building.

What is your dream project location?
There is an old building here in downtown San Diego. It has been vacant as far back as I can remember. There have been several projects proposed to renovate and add a new tower around it. And that is my dream project. It was the old California theatre, and I have always liked that building and would like to see it shine again.

What is your favorite thing about the DCI work environment?
The teamwork is my favorite. We’re not just coworkers, a lot of us have become good friends that hang out after 5 pm and on weekends.

If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be?
I would want to be a watchmaker

Favorite projects

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